THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:
"The right of citizens of the United States to vote should not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."
On August 26, 1920, 88 years ago today, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution became law.
Today, if we are lucky, three in ten will go to the polls and cast a vote. That, despite the fact that hundreds of thousands of American men and women have given their lives in the defense of freedom and so that you and I could go to the polls and vote.
In Australia, 95% of eligible voters cast a ballot. In Malta it's 94%, Austria 92%, Belgium 91%, Italy 90%, Luxembourg 90%, and eight more countries including Germany and the Czech Republic vote at levels of 85% or higher. But in the United States, we are proud when we get 56% to the polls for a presidential election.
If you do nothing else today, go to the polls and Vote.
The contested judicial elections are:
Lisa Lesperance vs. Norma Lindsey (I)
Jorge Cueto vs. Josie Perez Velis
Migna Sanchez-Llorens vs. Manny Segarra
Yvonne Colodny vs. Patricia Kopco vs. Stephen Millan
Mario Garcia vs. Stacy Glick
Ricardo Corona vs. Abby Cynamon
Marcia Caballero vs. Douglas Chumbley (I)
Jeri Beth Cohen (I) vs. Abbie Cuellar
Bernard Shapiro (I) vs. Denise Scanziani
We look forward to the returns later tonight and to Rumpole's live blogging from - the Pepsi Center?
CAPTAIN OUT ..........